Sweet Dreams: From Club Culture to Style Culture, the Story of the New Romantics (Paperback)
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Sweet Dreams: From Club Culture to Style Culture, the Story of the New Romantics (Paperback)

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Paperback 704 Pages / Published: 16/09/2021
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*Includes an exclusive new chapter* 'Excellent' Guardian 'Hugely enjoyable' Irish Times 'Dazzling' LRB 'Fascinating' New Statesman 'An absolute must-read' GQ An NME and BBC Culture Book of the Year 2020 For a while, Sweet Dreams were made of this. From the testimony of the people who lived it, comes Dylan Jones' masterful history of the Blitz kids, synth-pop and the style press, from 1975 to 1985. 'Few music scenes have received more opprobrium than the New Romantics. A bunch of fame-grabbing clothes-horses? Certainly. But also, a progressive force that opened new routes for music while embracing most genders, ethnicities and sexual preferences.' MOJO 'Compelling reading for those who lived and breathed the indulgence of the era without realising its significance or contemplating its legacy.' Simon Armitage 'Dylan Jones explains how a bunch of penniless nightclub show-offs morphed into pop royalty in the 1980s . . . An excitable patchwork of interviews, punctuated with gossip and pertinent theory.' UNCUT 'It's all here: the swishing, the androgynous preening, the sweetly-dreamt synth-pop splendour of early '80s Britain. Something was happening, and Mr. Jones knew what it was.' Barney Hoskyns

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571353446
Number of pages: 704
Weight: 601 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 43 mm
Edition: Main

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“From the nihilism of punk to the glamour of the Blitz Kids - a fabulous read”

Razor Blades! Safety Pins!
Big Hair! Big Shoulderpads!
There you go. The 1970’s and the 1980’s summed up in 8 words.
Or are they? There’s much more to these decades than clichés and ‘Sweet Dreams’ aims to tell the... More

Hardback edition
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“essential read for music fans”

this is a fascinating and really entertaining tribute to a crucial time in our music and cultural history so entertainingly written with a mixture of personal biography and documentary interview. it feels so authentic... More

Hardback edition
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“Sprawling History of the 'glam' music era”

Having looked back over the last three books I have read, I realise that they all have one thing in common, music.
This book although it is the story of the New Romantics, it is much more than just about the music.... More

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